Jingle Bell a Success for SVHC
The fifth annual Jingle Bell at the Equinox Resort in Manchester hosted a sold-out crowd of 160 people and raised more than $80,000 for Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) this past December. It was the final charity event of the health system’s 100th anniversary year. “This event was the perfect end to our Centennial celebrations,” said Leslie Keefe, SVHC’s vice president for corporate development. “I am grateful to our generous donors and the Jingle Bell Committee, who made this event a success.” The evening began with a cocktail reception and a raffle. The excitement continued with an elegant dinner and a live auction, and concluded with the Putnam Challenge, a call to emulate the generosity of hospital founders Henry W. Putnam and his son, before hours of fun-filled dancing to band Players Nouveau. The Jingle Bell Committee included Katie Brooks, chair, Connie Blatchford, Courtney Cherna, Mary Jo Gourd, Caren McVicker and Carol Patterson. The event was successful in part due to the generous support from sponsors, including Title Sponsors Mack and Equinox Golf Resort and Spa. People’s United Bank and the Bank of Bennington were presenting sponsors, while Hays Companies was a lead sponsor. Many supporting and host sponsors contributed, as well. For information about attending or sponsoring the SVHC Foundation’s next signature event, call 802-447-5017.